To be an entrepreneur you have to be a little bit of a Rebel. You have to do things differently, you have to take risks other people aren't willing to take and you need to be brave enough to take action.
For years Alan Donegan has battled against the traditional plan that the world has for us:
When Alan went for help from the British Government to start a business. They told him to write a business plan; get a load of debt and did more to put him off starting than they did to help.
Alan spent the next 12 years of his life thinking, studying, learning about business and searching for a better way to start-up without debt.
This search enabled him to create his own successful training business and then to take those skills and launch PopUp Business School which now operates in 5 different countries around the world and helps thousands of people a year to build businesses without debt.
The belief that it takes money to make money traps people around the world from ever taking control of their future and making their own money. This is the belief that he wants to fundamentally destroy with this podcast and empower you to get going debt free!
What is the purpose of this podcast?
"This is an effort to put out into the world the support I wish I had when I was starting my business. I want to do what I felt the British Government was never able to do and that is to help people start-up without debt and make money doing something they love.
If you need help with your business, motivation, inspiration and energy then this podcast is for you. Join The Rebellion"
Entrepreneurial Energy | Tanessa Shears
Is it time or energy that is the limiting factor in your life? So many people tell me it is time that stops them, but then they return home after work exhausted and slump on the couch and watch Netflix because they just don't have the energy to do anything. How good is your energy? In this episode I talk to Tanessa Shears about increasing your energy and feeling better throughout the day. What else do you have other than energy and time?
I QUIT | Coaching Series
What's it like quitting your job to go full time on your side hustle? How does it feel? In this episode we get to talk to Christina as she has just quit her job to go full time on her own business, Fresh Print Media, and to work to build her dream life.
Evaluating Mini Experiments | Keith Hunt
How do you know if the mini-experiment worked? You have sold some things, you have some hope but is it enough to keep going? Following on from Episode 24 in Season 1, we talk to Keith Hunt again about his restaurant mini-experiment and whether or not he'll be doing it again! This episode will help you work out if you want to continue your side hustle.
The New Business Drive
How comfortable are you cold calling people? Sending out cold email? How much of your time do you spend selling, marketing, and growing your business? Sales is the underlying activity that will build your business and it is something that you need to get comfortable with if you are growing a small business.
The Failed Mini-Experiment
It doesn't always go right! In fact sometimes it just doesn't work. Alan interviews Michael Redford who ran a mini-experiment starting a business which failed. We pick through the failure (is there such a thing?) to find the lessons for you and for Michael that you can apply to your next business or experiment.
Give Us This Day Our Daily Sales Activity
If you don't sell you don't have a customer. If you don't have a customer you don't earn money, have a business, or get to do the thing you love. Sales, marketing, and generating business is at the heart of creating the company you want. In this episode we explore authentic sales, daily habits, and marketing.
The disruptive nuts-and-bolts guide to starting your business
If you're thinking of getting going in business you need this podcast. You've heard of disruptive businesses such as as Uber, Airbnb and Amazon, well Alan Donegan is disrupting the process of entrepreneurship itself. Do you really need money to make money? Do you need to agonize over business plans? Spoiler alert: the answer is no. The Rebel Entrepreneur is for anyone who ever dreamed about having a business but needs a guide to the practical nitty gritty of starting from scratch.
Alan’s enthusiasm is infectious
If you want an energy boost or an injection of confidence that you and your business can be a success, this is a great place to start!
Insightful and impactful
Great show and also always offers great advice. Alan’s style is a great blend of practical advice and inspiration. If you’re thinking of full on entrepreneurship or just a side hustle, this is perfect. Also great for UK listeners where sometimes the rest of the FI comms can be US focused.